Prof PD Rwelimila


Prof. P D Rwelamila PhD, PrCPM, FCIOB, MAIC, MAACE

Prof. Rwelamila is a professional project manager and a project procurement expert specialising in procurement systems, procurement policy, infrastructure procurement and management of risks and contracts management; international development projects; and strategic alliances.

He read B Economics & Engineering Project Management at ARDHI (Tanzania),   MSc (CM – project management) at Brunel University (UK), PhD in project management and procurement systems – University of Liverpool (UK)/University of Cape Town(SA).  He has experience of more than 30 years in consulting in project management (generic-across sectors); construction economics; policy development; conducting studies in project appraisal; construction project planning and management; project procurement; project contract formulation and management; project performance evaluation and strategic project management. He has worked in Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, Sweden, UK, Australia, and UAE.


`He is an author of more than 200 peer reviewed journal and conference proceeding publications, research and study reports. He has been involved in high level assignments in South Africa, Australia and United Kingdom including the development of South African Construction Industry Policy through the Department of Public Works (DPW) as infrastructure cluster lead Department; Re-evaluation of Operations – Shelter Afrique, Nairobi, Kenya; Development of CPD programmes for Senior Project Managers – at the Dutch Shell Project Management Academy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and Review of the Association of Project Managers (APM) thinking on project management body of knowledge – a collaborative work between University of Manchester and APM, Manchester, United Kingdom. Furthermore, Professor Rwelamila has been involved directly through two South African firms as senior consultant: Procurement Dynamics (Pty) Ltd & Africon (Pty) Ltd in planning and implementation of PPP projects in South Africa. He is a former Senior & resident partner of Quantum Consultants (Pty) Ltd, Gaborone, Botswana. Until March 2013, he was  a non-executive director and board chairperson of Msingi Construction Project Management (Pty) Ltd based in Cape Town. He has been a consultant to various public and private organisations in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. He is also joint co-coordinator of CIB W107, and past president of SACPCMP.  ‘B’ rated researcher by National Research Foundation (NRF – South Africa)